Faculty Footnotes

Dr. Tracy Gustilo joins Ecumenical Patriarch at ecological summit in Turkey

For the sake of worldwide cooperation and conversation about pressing environmental issues, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew hosted the third Halki Summit in Istanbul, Turkey from May 31 to June 4, 2019. Halki III brought together distinguished representatives of Orthodox theological schools and seminaries from all over the world—some fifty delegates from over forty institutions, including St. Vladimir’s Seminary—to focus on the theme of “Theological Formation and Ecological Awareness.” Prominent environmental theologians from Roman Catholic and Protestant churches also participated.


Alumni News

Priest Benedict Churchill awarded Gold Cross


The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America has awarded the Gold Cross to St. Vladimir’s Seminary Alumnus and SVS Press Editor Rev. Dr. Benedict Churchill for his many years of faithful service to the Diocese of the South. His Eminence, Archbishop Alexander (Golitzin) of Dallas and the South presented the award to Father Benedict during Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Dormition, August 15, 2019, at Dormition of the Theotokos Orthodox Church in Norfolk, Virginia, where fellow Seminary Alumnus Fr. John Cox (‘11) is pastor.

In addition to serving as editor at SVS Press, Fr. Benedict is priest-in-charge of St. George Mission, Edenton, NC. He received his B.A. from St. John's University in Minnesota in 1969, his Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto in 1975, his Ph.D. from the...

Seminarians Speak

How to Succeed at Seminary

Fr. Herman Fields

The Rev. Herman Fields graduated as the valedictorian of St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Class of 2019. On his blog page, which he set up as a student to facilitate information sharing between other seminarians and community members, Fr. Herman recently imparted how he succeeded during his studies at St. Vladimir’s.

Father Herman, his wife, Khouria Anna, and their two children are moving to Canada following graduation to serve a parish in Saskatchewan.

As my time at St. Vlad’s is coming to a close, I was asked by a student who is arriving next...

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